SC terms Qasmi appointment as PTV Chairman, his actions illegal
ISLAMABAD: Reimbursing substantial amount of Rs197.9 million may be possible in response to Supreme Court verdict that declared a literarian Ataul Haq Qasmi appointment against the slot of Chairman Pakistan Television illegal but how it would be feasible to reverse all administrative actions he took during tenure in office from December 23, 2015, to December 12, 2017.
Announcing its 48-page reserved verdict in a suo moto case over Qasmi' appointment tenure in office on Thursday Supreme Court not only declared appointment of Ataul Haq Qasmi illegal but also asked Qasmi and three others to re-pay Rs197.9 million to national kitty amid declaring all administrative actions of Qasmi beyond the scope of duties of
presents terms of agreement for a bailout package that are "not amenable to us", the country will not have to compromise and clarified no such terms had arisen as yet. Calling the IMF a "lender of the last resort", he further added that going to the IMF is not a desirable option and both military and democratic governments had resorted to IMF bailout packages in the past.
The finance minister pointed out that previous governments were also bailed out in their first 6 months as previous governments had racked up debt and left it for successive governments.
"This would be the last time Pakistan would have to do this," claimed the finance minister.
Umar said the country could expect good news from China as the government had received assurances from the Chinese head of state Xi Jinping that the country would assist Pakistan with immediate financing and in increasing exports to China. With this, he assured the immediate balance of payment crisis has ended.
Referring to the recent increase in electricity prices,